FDA Clears Jabra Enhance Plus as Self-Fitting Hearing Aid Ahead of OTC Regulations

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – GN today announces the availability of the first-of-its-kind innovative Jabra Enhance™ Plus earbuds engineered for hearing enhancement in the US on February 25th.  Jabra Enhance Plus “combines the convenience and design of true wireless earbuds with  advanced hearing technology to address the needs of millions of Americans with mild-to moderate hearing loss,…

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Basic Hearing Aid Training for Caregivers™, Each Ear LLC Announces Free Video Training 

HALES CORNERS, WISCONSIN – Each Ear, LLC today announced the unveiling of the caregiver training  video, Basic Hearing Aid Training for Caregivers™, a no-cost 40-minute video course covering:   1. Consistent hearing aid wearing  2. The various styles of hearing aids  3. Powering hearing aids on and off  4. Safeguarding hearing aids and loss prevention   5. Hearing…

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HearingTracker Releases Revised Hearing Industry Map for 2021

AUSTIN, TEXAS – HearingTracker.com, America’s most-visited hearing aid shopping resource, today announced the release of its latest “Hearing Industry Map”. The 2021 Edition of the Map is the latest in a longstanding series of diagrams that illuminates the hidden connections between hearing aid manufacturers and their subsidiaries.  The Hearing Industry Map has become a staple…

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The Eye of the Needle is Shrinking: Recent Studies Show Benefits of Advanced Beamformers

by Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-At-Large For decades, directional microphones (also known as beamformers) have been recognized as the go-to solution for improving speech understanding in noise. Relying on the spatial separation of speech and background noise for optimal performance, extensive research supports their effectiveness in many noisy environments. These documented benefits, however, come with some…

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UK and Irish Hearing Aid Sales Hit Record High

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has released its Q2 2021 market data showing massive growth in the Irish and UK private hearing instrument markets. Ireland has now recovered all lost volumes in 2020 with a record 22,486 units sold in Q2 2021, up by 30% on Q1 2021 and an increase of over 77%…

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Bose Launches Direct to Consumer Hearing Aids Nationwide

Bose announced this week that it is expanding availability of its SoundControl™ hearing aids across the United States. Until now, the devices had only been available to residents in a limited number of states: Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The devices will come with a 90-day, risk-free trial, dedicated product support, and…

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Auditory Insight Shares 3 Strategies the Hearing Health Industry Can Borrow from Anti-Smoking Campaigns

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT –– Auditory Insight, a leading consultancy for the hearing healthcare industry, analyzes successful anti-smoking campaigns for strategies to combat stigma against hearing aids, in a newly released Q3 Research Note.   Download the full Q3 Research Note: Addressing Hearing Loss Stigma Within the OTC Context.  With an expected FDA ruling creating a new…

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